Reggaeoke @ Queen of Hoxton / Wednesday 13th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:Reggaeoke

Doors: 7pm

@ Queen of Hoxton,
1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX

Tickets: From £8 book onine

www.queenofhoxton.com
www.reggaeoke.co.uk

REGGAEOKE is a ground-breaking and unique karaoke night dedicated to reggae/dancehall and soca. Since launching in 2014 Reggaeoke takes singalong to another level with a heap of tunes from – Beenie Man, Barrington Levy, Vybz Kartel, Mr Vegas plus many more.

Hosted by Jay9 the night features an easy live online song sign-up, where you can select and send requests from your phone.

Expect a welcoming atmosphere filled with fun, belly laughter and a wealth of songs to keep you on your feet. Crowd participation and appreciation makes it that little bit sweeter to singalong and rockaway.

Jonathan Horowitz: 304.8cm Paintings @ Sadie Coles / until 30th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue–Sat 11–6

@ Sadie Coles, 62 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QN

Free entry

www.sadiecoles.com

New series of paintings traversing themes of art and technology from the expressive mark, to the printed page, to the digital screen. Uniform in scale, each canvas measures an identical 304.8 cm (ten feet) in height, the works address the concept of translation and its inherent imperfections, using art-historical and pop-cultural icons as ciphers undergoing refraction and reformulation.

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Scotch & Soda @ London Wonderground / 14th May – 2nd August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
7.30pm Tuesday to Sunday, 4pm Sunday matinees

@ London Wonderground at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £12.50 book online

www.londonwonderground.co.uk

A cocktail of physical feats and jazz beats performed by daredevil acrobats and mesmerizing musicians.

Join the players, some of the finest circus artists and music makers in the world, as they create a heady mixer of risk-taking circus skill and rip-roaring humour, with a chaser of never seen before flair and originality!

Providing the heartbeat of this giddy display is the Crusty Suitcase Band. The finest disarranged troupe of horn blowers, drum strikers and saxophone pipers, who underscore the action with their unique fusion of jazz and music hall.

A spectacular clash of spellbinding misfits, Scotch & Soda is a guaranteed whisky soaked evening of breathtaking feats, blinding charm and beatnik soul.

37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain #11: What’s the problem with Pink? @ The House of St Barnabas / Thursday 21st May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 6.30pm (talk 7.30pm)

@ The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ

Tickets: £15 book online

www.hosb.org.uk
www.buglondon.co.uk

The 11th edition of The House of St Barnabas’ on-going public talks series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, curated in partnership with cultural consultancy BUG, will explore the pros and cons of the occasionally controversial colour pink.

When pink is used to sell toys to little girls, people say it’s a tool of social conditioning. When pink is used to indicate female-friendliness, it’s accused of being patronizing (think of Labour’s cerise battle bus). And when pink is used to flag gay-friendliness, that makes things really complicated.

But does pink deserve its bad press? Can it be used to embolden women? Does it have to be seen as sexist and patronizing?

The tricky question is: is it OK to appeal to “girliness” if you’re doing it to boost women’s power and confidence? If a “pink” campaign got more women into science, would that be OK? Is there really a problem with pink? Or with our attitudes to pink? Should we keep our rose-tinted specs on, or chuck them in the Patriarchy Dumper?

Jo Elvin, editor of Glamour magazine, journalist and broadcasterMiranda Sawyer, and Alexander Fury, fashion editor of The Independent, will join chair Ekow Eshun to debate the pros and cons of pink.

Bug is a group of writers and thinkers, who investigate pop culture through writing, talks and reports.

Having edited legendary magazines, The Face and Arena, and as columnists and regular contributors to The Observer, Sunday Times, Vogue, Wired, Wallpaper, The Review Show, The Culture Show amongst many others, BUG are in the unusual position of being taste-makers and influencers as well as commentators and communicators.

Spin London: Urban Cycling Festival @ The Sorting Office / until Sunday 10th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Sun 10am-4pm

@ The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1AP

Tickets: around £10 online and on the door

www.spinldn.com

Celebration of contemporary cycling culture, returning this year with its largest and most ambitious programme yet at a new central London location. Featuring everything from modern cycling culture, the best in cycling product innovation to arts and culture inspired by the cycling.

Featuring the UK’s largest indoor pop-up test track, The Sorting Office, WC1, will be transformed into a mecca for those that celebrate the spirit and ethos of two-wheeled culture. Across 400 metres and two floors, the Spin London test track will feature the opportunity to test your best circuit time, tips & tricks on how to ride, plus very special race appearances by industry alumni.

Art from Massif Central, Pol Sifter, Eliza Southwood, Beach-O-Matic-Dave Walker and many more.

Street food from BBQ Lab (experimental BBQ meat dishes) & Made Of dough (landcover cooked stone baked pizzas). Craft beer and coffee from Peloton & Co X Beaver Town Brewery.

Exhibitors:
Brooks, Vulpine, Rapha, Canyon, E-bove, Brompton Junction, Hiplok, Lucky 7, Chicken Cycle Kit, Passoni, Nolobi, Mango Bikes, Shinola Detroit, Peloton & Co, Singular, Flat Frame Systems, GoodOrdering, Campbell Cole, Huez, Hovding, OTTO, Bee Coo, Artisan works, LCC, Bikefix, Nip-nip, Tannus, Chill Bikes, Tagmi, Swifty Scooters, Moulton, A2B, Nuffield Health, Quella, Temple Cycles, Coh & Co, Selva, ETA insurance, Pelago, Hill & Ellis, Bobbin Bicycles, Funked Up, Vel-oh, Braasi, Carter Co, Erenpriess, Tomo bikes, Gi Bike, Velowland, Selva, Hartley Cycles, EMU, Donhou, Colourbolt, EMU, Allez vite, Svelte Cycles, Bowers Kustom, Yellow Jersey, Pilgrim, Nutrition For, Hello Fresh, LDN bike Kitchen, ARCC Innovations, Trakke, No Such

London Pet Show @ ExCel London / Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Saturday 9:30am-5pm
Sunday 9:30pm-5pm

@ ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Tickets:
Children (5-15) £12 book online
Adults £17 book online

www.londonpetshow.co.uk

The biggest and best London Pet Show to date! Now in its fifth year and the biggest in the UK.

Expect hundreds of different animals, amazing animal action displays as well as fun and educational talks and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Meet animal experts and celebrities including reptile expert Crocodile Joe.

Please note: visitors are not permitted to bring their pets to the show.

Featuring:
Dogs
Cats
small furries
Aquatics
Reptiles
Ponies
Birds
Animal Zone

Live Music Nights @ Vapiano / Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Vapiano (Bankside)
Mon-Sat 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight, Sun 12pm-11pm

Vapiano (Soho)
Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight, Sun 12pm-11pm

Live music starts around 7:30pm

@
Vapiano (Bankside)
90 B Southward Street, London SE1 0FD

Vapiano (Soho)
84 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TQ

www.vapiano.com

Free live music from some of London’s best unsigned acts at Vapiano the contemporary Italian restaurant with three sites in the Capital.

With pasta dishes from just £6.95 and now live music too, Vapiano is a brilliant value destination for a relaxed night out.

Continuing their series of events they are hosting a young, unsigned act looking for a new audience to entertain. The restaurants will still be fully open so you can enjoy house-made pasta, pizza and salads alongside the live entertainment.

The concept of Vapiano is self-service and face-to-face interactions with chefs. You order pasta, pizzas, antipasti and salads directly from the chefs at individual stations within the restaurant and all dishes are prepared in front of you (taking as little as three minutes) everything can be customised and refined to suit your tastes.

Juicebox x Suitcase: day party @ Shapes / Saturday 30th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-21:00

@ Shapes, 117 Wallis Road, Hackney, London E9 5LN

Tickets: from £8 book online

www.juicebox.fm
www.suitcasemag.com

Juicebox and Suitcase magazine present an unmissable day party at Shapes Terrace in Hackney.

Juicebox are taking some of the best talent along for a sun-soaked day. Special guest and headliner LXURY leads the day alongside Two Inch Punch, deep house rising star Kaasi, Juicebox’s Joe Hertz and the eclectic sounds of Brey. Not only that, but the masterful vocals of June Marieezy.

Lineup:
LXURY (special guest)
2 Inch Punch
Kaasi
Joe Hertz
June Marieezy (live)
Brey

Ryoji Ikeda: supersymmetry @ Brewer Street Car Park / until 31st May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12pm – 6pm

@ Brewer Street Car Park Top Floor, London W1F 0LA

Free entry

www.supersymmetry.ycam.jp
www.thevinylfactory.com

supersymmetry is Ikeda’s first large scale solo exhibition in London, and his first project in London since spectra (produced by Artangel) dramatically illuminated the capital’s night sky in August 2014. This new piece is an immersive, disorientating installation of colliding, mutating, sound, text and visual data, utilising forty projectors and computers.

An intense exploration of the intersections between music and visual art through mathematics, quantum mechanics and logic, the work draws on Ikeda’s residency at Centre For Nuclear Research (CERN). The world’s largest particle physics research institute, CERN is currently testing ‘supersymmetry’, a theoretical mathematical model that helps explain why particles have mass and the basis for Ikeda’s work.

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media, orchestrating sound, visual materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.

Work It @ Selfridges / until mid June 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 9.30 – 21.00
Sun 11.30 – 18.00

@ Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB

Free

www.selfridges.com

From de-stressing evening workouts to learning a new skill at an exciting workshop – these are the events you need to revitalise your routine.

Join Makerversity’s resident makers for a series of immersive workshops. From guidance on creating beautiful personalised stationery to an inspirational infographics workshop, these events will help you to discover innovative and empowering ways of working.